Mammoth Hot Springs à Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs is a geothermal area located in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The hot springs are known for their colorful travertine terraces that have been formed over thousands of years. The terraces are created by the hot water from the springs carrying dissolved calcium carbonate to the surface where it is deposited as a mineral. Mammoth Hot Springs was discovered by fur trappers in the early 1800s and was later used as a military post during the park's early years. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction in Yellowstone and visitors can walk along boardwalks to view the unique and ever-changing formations of the terraces. In addition to the hot springs, visitors can also see elk and other wildlife that are commonly found in the area.